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so, anyway, he lathered this crowd -- he was in the middle of it. >> oh, so sweet of them to come by. >> oh, my god. he kept going i know she's here. everybody said is she here? >> such a troublemaker. >> that's the crowd. >> we get together for dinner as often as we can. usually it's every six weeks or so. we pick up where we were before. every time we would walk into a restaurant regis, i like to quietly get into a booth. he goes that's right, it's regis. look who is here. i can't get rid of her. it's kathie lee. she wants her old job back. i said i'll try. >> before you know it, everybody is into a lather. >> that place was so happy. he left, and it was over, and i
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was still there. >> that's the way he does. he ambushes and leaves you there to pick up the pieces. >> you didn't have a super bowl party in your house. >> for the first time in 27 years we did not have a super bowl party. i liked it. i love all our friends who come to it, but it's aloof work. it's a lot of work. we're getting too old. let young people throw the parties, and then we'll come. >> i can't believe the game. there were so many surprises in the game. >> shall we walk down memory lane a little? >> it started out being a blow-out. baltimore was killing it, and it looked like one of those games that you were going to yawn through like a lot of the super bowl games. then suddenly the lights went out, which was unbelievable. for 34 minutes. the dome lights inside -- part of them stayed on, but most of them were off. >> can you imagine how that
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takes all the -- all the momentum out of it, all the -- everybody was -- all their emotions are already on the surface. a lot of fights were breaking out. you could tell it was just -- >> very tense. >> i went to bed. >> me too. stoo then they turned the beat around, san francisco, and they've been doing apparently. they had a great comeback, and at the end they couldn't win it, but it was an exciting game, and there was a little bit of drama. >> i heard there was drama at the end. the two brothers, that were coaches, apparently said they weren't nice enough to one another. >> they didn't hug. they seemed nice. here's the thing, though. those two -- if you fast forward to, like, three thanksgivings from now when it's just the two of them and they're having a conversation about that game and the coach from san francisco thinks there was an interference called that was missed at the end and you can already picture -- like, i can't imagine if they don't say, look, it's just me and you. you tell me that that guy -- can you picture it? i picture it's going to be one of those things. >> i don't know, hoda. i doubt we will be privy to it if and when it happens. everybody was talking about beyonce. >> oh, my god. >> she absolutely blew it away. >> killed it. killed it. ♪ baby it's you ♪ you're the one i love ♪ you're the one i need
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♪ you're the only one i see >> come on. sing it, girl. >> yep. >> and then when the lights come on. >> come on. >> oh, yeah. >> come on. ♪ come on, baby >> she's one of the finest live performers you'll ever ever see in your life. i've been around since -- and nobody is like beyonce. >> i don't know what -- >> she's fantastic. >> ever, ever, ever. she just has such precision. all the great performers come here out on the plaza all the time, but i have never seen precision like her. >> not like that. she practiced that one to the end. she was clearly going to singe live. she showed up with destiny's child. >> they're still fantastic together. really, really good. i'm happy for her because that whole thing with the anthem before was -- was much ado about nothing. >> much ado about nothing. >> also, alicia keys, i think she was singing it live. i think in light of beyonce's situation with the inaugural, i think they said, all right,
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since we're in a super dome and -- >> let's do it live. >> there's no f-16 flying over or anything. >> she made sure you knew it was live. playing the piano and being the way she paused. >> or she was trying to remember the lyrics. who doesn't? ♪ o, say can you see by the dawn's early light ♪ >> see, with that song, you never know why people are taking the pauses. is it the -- and the mountains and the -- >> the pressure. the pressure has to be crazy. >> oh, my -- i got up in church yesterday to read the scripture, and he was trembling. i was. i have no idea. yes. it was fun. the time that i sang the national anthem, ten years later i was at my friend david friedman's partner shawn's church. i said, boy, has my career done well. i went from the super bowl ten years ago to a unity church
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that's on top of a ford dealership. >> but we should point out that the last time the san francisco 49ers won the super bowl -- >> what's the one that i did sing? >> you sang the anthem. >> that is right. >> that's a little bit of history. trivia. >> you know, you know. the touching moment came as the 26 kids from the chorus of the sandy hook elementary school came to the stage with jennifer hudson and sang. >> beautiful. >> "god bless america". ♪ >> "america the beautiful." it was so beautiful. >> i often enjoyed this song even more than the anthem. it's just so profoundly personal. >> you're right. you can tell how it was touching the players. i mean, right before a game to feel that kind of a wash of emotion was something. that was beautiful.
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that was really beautiful. that's the best of america right there. >> there were a lot of commercials that are -- that were -- >> some hits. lots of misses, i thought. >> overall, i wasn't -- >> i didn't see the second half. i did see that guy are an back the longest ever touchdown. 109 yards. that was unbelievable. >> that was good. one of my favorite ads was the one with the taco bell with the older crowd. >> betty white was going to show up any second with off their rockers. >> it reminded me from "cocoon." >> my favorite one was the clydesdales. >> they're breaking out of the old folks home. >> oh. ♪ >> yeah. i guess we're going to watch the whole thing. okay. >> parts of it. >> no, it's adorable. it really is. they don't stop having fun just because you're 90 or so. >> they were making out. >> you can do it. you really want to. >> oh, that was the moment that joe man man. you got to see the ketchup stain. this guy sitting there and was
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eating fries, and out of nowhere, look what happens. oh. >> dude, you got montana on your jersey. >> he becomes unbelievably famous. >> they're talking about he was on the "today" show five times. >> went like this and -- >> it's real. >> anyway -- >> the montana stain is taking the nation. >> i don't know how much we're going to see of this. >> let's take it to the end. we're here. >> i saw the stain. >> put it on. >> stain on a stick. >> montana land. >> look. here. >> where is my 49ers jerdzy? >> i washed it. >> you washed it? >> there was a stain on it. >> oh! oh. >> go ravens. >> come on. >> that was so great. >> i was thinking about that one this morning. when was it decided that it was going between san francisco and baltimore?
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only a couple of weeks ago. they must have had that -- >> they shot that thing that fast. >> you're right. >> they probably -- they knew who was in the finals. >> you're right. >> but isn't that amazing? a lot of those other ones are made months and months in advance. >> you're right. they came up with that very, very quickly. >> you're right. can we say hi to julie? >> hi, julie. >> julie is over here. we did a ten years later contest winner. >> she has an amazing story. >> she has an amazing story. she's a two-time cancer survivor. breath cancer and ovarian cancer. her doctors said she had a 17% chance of living, but guess what, it's 2013, it's six years later, and she is still defying the odds. >> she's living well. look how beautiful she is. >> we're going to lunch together. >> okay. excellent. >> we'll see you later. >> in the meantime, we are a little late having our everyone has a story getting back on track because of the new year. do you think beyonce is the only one that can pack a stadium?
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our winners today, and we will have a song for her on thursday, is vicky. they have two names here. lisa miller. oh, and her daughter. all right. let's figure it out. rochester, new york, and vicky and lisa are on the phone now. after her son was deployed overseas, he asked her to send a gift to his girlfriend, and i guess that's who lisa is. they didn't tell me the name before. vicky started a really cool nonprofit called full circle homes. he said if i can't be there, mom, will you take her a gift for christmas? she realized there must be so many moms or significant others that would love to receive something special, so she
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started doing it with the help of her friend, lisa, picked it up, and, sorry, wrote this song a long time ago. and so they've been sending gifts to the troops. >> love it. >> it sounded like a christmas thing in the past, but now they do it for mother's day, so we thought we would highlight their story now to give everybody time to get in their requests for mother's day. >> i love it. >> coming up before -- it will be here. sorry, guys. i butchered that. sorry. >> hey. >> are you excited to come see us? they're excited. >> are you guys drinking? >> you'll be here on thursday. okay? we'll get everything right by then. david and i have written a song i think you're really, really going to love. we'll figure it all out. thank you, ladies. god bless. >> time for favorite things. you want to go first? this is something -- i talked about it once before, but i think it's so important. the rita hazan root spray. look at my roots. want great. not great. no, no. it's time. it's time. >> i need to go. this is what -- this saves your buns. rita hazan. >> that's the first time you've ever repeated. a favorite thing. >> because i needed it, and i
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didn't have one. >> okay. mine is i think quite adorable. this is amanda. this is the cutest thing. it's -- can you go back? you skipped mine. please. there we go. tell us about the hat. >> i got you. >> give us the hat. >> it's a beautiful hat. >> oh, yeah. >> here she is. peek-a-boo ponytail hats. they're $36.95. they come in multiple colors. available at ponytailhats.com. >> here's the point. >> here's the point. see, can you turn around? it has a hole there for high ponytail and around you'll find another spot, a lower place for a lower ponytail. >> cute. >> so you don't have to smash it, and i thought that was adorable. thank you, sweetie. >> we should point out there are crazy people in their underwear outside of our window, and that happens often. these people are -- >> not with bodies like that. yeah. let's let those guys come in. >> it's called the cupid undie
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run. >> you're chad? >> chad. >> it's so -- tell us about your -- >> it's called the cupid undie run and it's to benefit the children's tumor foundation, and it was started by myself and a few friends of mine in d.c. brendan, bobby, and taylor, and this is our new york city race director julie. >> of course, she is. >> who is looking at her? >> very clever idea. >> very sweet. you are getting everybody's attention. >> you are right about that out there in the freezing cold. sfroo we got to let them in. we are cruel. tell them we're sorry. it wasn't my idea. >> this is a preview for saturday. >> we have two spots left in case you're interested. >> this is for matt lauer and this is for al roker. >> oh, thanks, guys. thanks. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> all righty. she is one of hollywood's hottest moms, former playmate of the year, and she's single.
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a new talk show, jenny mccarthy is here, and from the super bowl performances you may not have seen to another big win for ben affleck. rob shooter is here, and he needs a dentist. we will explain after this. >> he will now be known as ben afflick. >> right after this. teaching myself how to play itar; ran ten miles while knitting myself a sweater; jumped out of a plane. finally, i became a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night
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show. take a look. ♪ >> cute. >> so crazy. >> welcome. >> thank you. >> she goes i'm a single mom. i needed a job. come on. nobody believes that. >> it was a long time in the making, and i have been waiting for this job. i haven't found one that fit me best in hollywood, and talk show, i have been in that circuit of trying to get one going, and i realized where i could be my most authentic self is in late night. i am a little bit of a dirty bird sometimes. >> a little naughty. >> i haven't bleeped on your show, but still the show is pg-13. i have a son that's 10, and he will be in the greenroom, so i can't go too far. one of the things i tried to mimic was "playboy" after dark where hef did welcome to my late night party. a little sammy davis junior. >> that would be quite -- >> i do have the long island psychic coming on the show. i just wanted to make it a party fun atmosphere, and i even do interviews where i lay on the ground. >> i don't understand that.
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so you're on the ground. what happens? >> it can be quite tricky and stuffy and not their authentic self. i did a little trick with bradley cooper. i want to trick him real good. and i did this thing where i lay on the ground, and he held up a flip cam, and we did this interview face-to-face, and i held on to this for a few years saying i want to kind of put the celebrities on the ground and do this groundbreaking interview, and we do it now on the show, and it turned out to be a -- the best segment on the show. >> great, great. >> when you say let's do this, are they all pretty much game? >> they say, come on. we just lay down and hold up the flip cam, and i get this interview, this very conversational and really different. >> yes. >> they feel like they're with their shrink.
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>> yeah, right. >> let's talk about your singleness. you were doing a show called love in the wild. >> then one called singled out. >> what's going on with you in the men department? >> i don't know what's going with me. >> what's the problem really? is it you? >> i don't know. i wish someone would tell me. my sister probably here would say yes, it is. you know, i am a serial dater. i had the next one lined up. this is the first time in my life that i'm going, you know what, i'm going to take some time for me because the order was like this for single moms. work so you can pay the bill, evan, and then a boy, and that boy has to be so good he is going to take time away from number two? you better -- >> how about we go for a man instead of a boy? >> i know. >> that was a little faux pas. yes, yes. you don't want -- you need -- you know what i mean. >> no, no, no. i mean, you're right. there's a few people that i find very interesting right now. we should see. >> well, don't let us know because it will spoil everything. >> we should you the best of luck with your show. >> it begins this friday night on vh1. 9:30, right?
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naughty but nice huffington post columnist rob shooter. sflo now, rob may be shooting a tooth out at any moment too. >> we want you to be careful because rob almost didn't make the show. we have a picture of his before picture. >> anyway, he lost a couple of his chops, but he is gluing them back in. >> debbie glassman will see me straight afterward to fix my tooth. >> maybe she can do your hair too. >> let's talk about beyonce's big night. >> she killed it. she came out and did eight songs in 12 minutes. >> that's a woman. >> eight songs in 12 minutes. she definitely sang live so people were going nuts. there was a destiny's child reunion on stage that people went crazy for. it was a fabulous time. >> i can't even take a normal -- smile. it's out. it's out. okay.
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>> listen, justin timberlake did a concert. >> the day before the concert, mark cukan puts on a massive show for his network. >> that's crazy, crazy. >> justin performed at that show. a little bit of drama there. before he did "cry me a river" that song he wrote for britney spears, before he did that, he used a -- >> to britney spears. >> say susan somers. >> susan somers wasn't there. so he used the b-word, and the b-word before he sang this song, so many people now are saying that he called britney the big -- he went on twitter and said that he would never disrespect anybody. it was not aimed at her. >> okay. bobbi christina is speaking out after cisse houston's book and
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interview. >> cissy houston -- >> good one. >> what did she say? >> cissy houston told the truth like i have never read a book about a celebrity where so much was revealed. nothing was held back. people now are pretty angry about it. bobbi christina went to twitter, and said it was a little disrespectful to her mother. other family members have told me that they're a little disappointed, and they wanted to keep the legacy, maybe the fantasy rather than the harsh truth. >> maybe the mother just wants it to be a real -- a profound warning to other people that only the truth is. >> truth will set you free, and there is nothing held back. >> listen to you quoting scripture. >> he said three. i can't understand. >> bates what's going on with ben affleck? >> oh, ben afflick we have to call it him. >> won the directors guild award. he was snubbed for this award at the oscars, so everybody is talking about that.
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now, he won it, and he had something on his hand. everybody thought it was his acceptance speech. it wasn't. it's a little note from his daughter. i love that. >> i heart papa. >> other celebrities have done that. when sandra bullock adopted little louie, she stuffed his sock in her purse as a good luck charm. >> he is so grounded now. i finally saw "argo" this weekend. i thought it was just sensational. >> wasn't it? >> really fascinating. >> to all these awards, maybe it could knock "lincoln" off that number one spot, and he might go all the way to win the oscars. >> people win for best director. speilberg won for -- i have never understood that. you can't give a great performance without a great director. you can't make a great film without a great director. >> you need to go immediately to the dentist. i can't take another minute. >> say susan somers one more time. >> suzanne somers. >> they made you laugh. they made you cry. which super bowl ads were your favorite? >> we'll look at all the hits and misses after this.
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whether it was the chrysler ad about farmers that tugged at your heart strings or the samsung spot -- i would love to hear him say samsung spot. paul rudd that made you laugh. this year's batch of commercials was definitely creative. >> good news for advertisers as well. it's shaping up to be the most watched -- >> really? >> -- super bowl in history, we hear. here with the roundup of what worked and what didn't is abby clauson, the editor of "advertising age magazine." hello. >> what about that blackout? we were wondering, is that going to cause problems? >> that was unprecedented, wasn't it? if i was an advertiser in the fourth quarter or the end of the third quarter during that black-out, i would have been very, very nervous, but after the game i would have felt very, very relieved because it was so close that -- >> people like me said who knows how long this is going to go on, i got to work tomorrow, and they turned -- >> there were some of those, i'm sure. i turned to the puppy bowl myself. you know, what you tune back and then it became a great game, and
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i think then people started tuning back in, and like you said, hoda, it's going to turn out to be one of the most watched ever. you know, very relieved. >> let's talk about some of the ads. some we've seen before, and it felt like a re, do and there was some new ones like the tide ad. >> i loved that one. >> i loved that one. >> didn't they throw that together pretty quickly? >> they had to. >> tell us why it hit. >> it was perfectly contextual. it's a football game. everybody can identify with the situation here. rabid fandom, and the punch line was just great. >> genius. >> when she showed up with that ravens jersey on, and it was just -- >> i like when he is reenacting >> i know, right? >> i had it like this, and i had it like this. >> let's listen. >> oh, i washed it. >> you washed it? >> it had a stain on it. >> oh. >> go ravens. >> and then it's about the product. it's the super bowl. you're paying a lot of money to sell a product. >> you go into it, but -- >> exactly.
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>> what are they selling, right? >> let's watch samsung, and then we'll react to it. >> pitch me something. >> people love commercials with talking babies. >> yeah, those talking babies. >> so we should just use seth. >> in a diaper. >> i don't wear a diaper. >> you would wear a diaper for samsung, though, right? >> i would wear a diaper for samsung. >> what else you got? >> crowd snores. >> put it out on the internet that you want people to send you ideas, and you don't have to think of ideas. >> that might be good for this spot. >> we go to the galaxy into the galaxy. we don't train them. >> we sent them up there and see what happens. >> asian rapper. >> i don't think we can do that. we're not asian. >> what i love about this ad is, first of all, they have great chemistry, paul rudd and seth rogan. even if you haven't seen "breaking bad" he is hilarious in this ad so you have this great chemistry, but they're also sort of -- they're making light of super bowl advertising.
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at the same time managing to talk a lot about samsung. >> yeah. >> it's an ad that ad geeks like me get excited about, and i think the broader audience. >> do you have a personal favorite? >> you liked it better than the clydesdale horse one? >> that was close. >> ice cubes in your veins. >> cold water. >> this -- there were a lot of warm and fuzzies. this one was beautiful. >> it was beautiful. >> oh. a man who loves his horse. >> they should make that into a movie. two hour and a half movie for me. >> this was directed, by the way, by ridley scott's son. which is sort of interesting. a big name director on it too. >> we have a couple of seconds, but what do you think -- name a couple that missed the mark. >> i know a lot of people loved the m & m ad, but there was something about if you are going to personify an object, let's not go that far. it's just a little weird for me. the m & m. >> the godaddy one with the making out one. that was weird. i'm sorry.
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>> it was strange. it was eye-catching. everybody watched it at the party i was at. >> some turned away because they didn't want to watch it. >> they watched it out of horror or maybe it wasn't -- >> oh. >> thanks. >> i wonder how many takes they had to do for that? >> he said 80 something. >> thanks very much. >> she dropped 143 pounds, and she looks amazing. we'll show you the dramatic before and after of the latest member of the joy fit club. ♪ >> i'm here with your weather channel forecast. taking a look at another clipper that's coming on down and delivering snow to places like indianapolis and chicago. detroit as well. not looking for a whole lot of accumulation. a little bit less than an inch in most places. the temperature is starting to pop-up in the south. 71 in dallas for tuesday, 64. and atlanta, a little cooler in the northeast. so 32 for you in new york city. and 29 in boston. by wednesday, yes, a third
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clipper is going to make its way down. here comes another one, folks. right on down through minnesota again. making just about the same path as it heads through the midwest and then over to the east coast. kpliper number two is there delivering some snow in places like boston and new york. and we're getting rain down in the southeast. dallas, houston and new orleans. we'll have some rain for you. moisture coming on in from the gulf of mexico. and the temperatures moving on up. so dallas, 72 degrees. 60 in kansas city, 67 in atlanta. and that cool air stays with us in indianapolis, just 30 for you in chicago as well. getting a little warmer in the northeast. upper 30s is the average temperature. by the third day, system is dealing quite a bit of rain in the eastern third of the country. all the by from new orleans eight right up into illinois and also along the east coast. clear for us in new york city and boston. staying in the 30s. now, by friday, we have another system move in from the west, starting to deliver some snow there. and we're going to have a little bit of rain in los angeles for
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you. but nice and clear in the scepter of the country. and our rain moving on just to the fringes of the east coast with a little bit of snow up in the northeast. as we get into the weekend, now the east coast clearing out. high pressure starting to dominate. so we'll have clear skies there. temperatures in the 30s in the northeast, 37 in chicago. 45 for you in d.c. and here comes this next system that's moving on in. we'll have all the details for you on wake-up with al. and...done. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would interrupt us? oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!! emergency roadside assistance.
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>> team now for another installment of look at me now, the joy fit club. >> our newest member is 25-year-old lisa smith who lost a whopping 143 pounds and changed her whole life. let's take a look at her story. >> my name is lisa smith, and i have had weight problems since i was 10.
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my mom took me to nutritionists, dietitians, doctors, personal trainers, and i tried a lot of popular diet programs, but nothing worked because i would always sneak food and exercise was difficult due to chronic back pain. my weight skyrocketed after i got married and moved out of my childhood home. in three years i gained 113 pounds mostly from dining at restaurants and eating huge portions of fast food. my parents encouraged me to lose weight, but i wasn't able to make the mental commitment. i didn't want to face the fact that my eating was out of control. in april 2011 my mom finally convinced me to attend my first weight watchers meeting. she told me that if i didn't do something, i was going to die. sense my first meeting, i have lost 143 pounds by replacing high fat and high sodium restaurant meals with healthier home cooked options. i make healthy dinners on sunday to last throughout the week, and
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my husband prepares and packs healthy lunches for us every morning. when i first started my weight loss junior where i, i could barely walk. i now swim and walk regularly. i want to inspire others to eat healthy in their youth to set a firm foundation for their future. >> what a doll. before we ask lisa to come out, we want to say hello to the leader of our pack, joy. >> you are about to meet the stunning young woman who has literally transformed her entire life. you won't even believe it's the same person you just saw on the tape. she's very committed together with her husband to cooking these healthy lower calorie meals at home. >> however, she also still frequents occasionally on the weekends the fast food chains, and i want to show you what she does because she's so strategic. when she hits kfc she used to get the about 490 calories -- >> the ones that taste good. >> now she's going for the grilled. it still has the skin on it, but 220 calories, right?
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>> that saves a lot. >> when she hits domino's she ugt to get the regular slice, 640 calories for both. if you order their artisan line, it's a little smaller and thenner crust. 320 calories. >> wow. >> that is really good. >> yeah. >> and with mcdonald's, this is the angus beef bacon and cheeseburger, right? almost 800 calories. >> this looks good to me. look at the wrap next to it. >> it's the same thing, but in the snack wrap. it's still the angus beef, bacon, and cheese, but 390 calories. >> you have to -- >> come here. >> this is lisa's before picture. all right. lisa, come join the joy fit club. >> oh, my god. >> oh. >> gorgeous. >> you look awesome. >> how are you? >> wow. >> are you working.
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you know it. >> how long did it take you, leeza, to take off all the weight? >> it took me 88 weeks. >> you are counting the weeks, right? >> and exercise is a part of your regimen as well? >> yes. i exercise with swimming and walking and it helps me a lot. >> besides the fact that you are stunning, how has it changed your life? >> just daily activities that you wouldn't think would make a big difference, but it does. like just putting on your shoes in the morning or getting out of bed. >> wow. >> your husband is right around the corner zoosh how in love is he? >> ah, sweet. >> very sweet. >> wow. >> does she seem like a different person to you? >> she does. in fact, the beauty that she had inside when i met her is now 9wx displayed outward. >> ah. >> that's great. that's -- happy valentine's day. you're an inspiration to everybody. some healthy cooking in the kitchen. >> delicious comfort food you can whip up on a busy week night. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating.
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>> back now on "today's kitchen" what's cookin, and today we're putting betty crocker on a vegan diet. >> many of you go meatless on mondays, and dan and annie promised that with these delicious recipes, we're not going to miss the meat. >> really, dan? >> really. you're not going miss it. >> betty goes vegan. >> it's got a very retro look to it. it's cute. >> it does. >> what are we making today? >> we're starting with vegan chicken and pesto sandwiches. you can get vegan chicken in my local grocery store. it's made out of soy. like a veggie burger, but made to taste like chicken. we mushrooms and tomato, zucchini and olive and some pine nuts. >> stick it all many there. >> we're going to use pesto to give us nice flavor. >> love pesto.
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>> i could eat pesto at everything. fwoo we have a nice pesto res piece in the book. we have garlic. and some pink himalaya salt, which is the best salt for seasoning vegetables. mroo it replace the oil that come from cooking regular chicken. >> this isn't about getting calories. this is about -- what's the main point of being vegan -- being meatless? what's the point? what's the greatest benefit? >> i think everybody has their own, like, reason why they go vegan. for us we love animals, and we don't want to eat them. some people want to lose weight. some people they care about their cholesterol. it's whatever your reason is. >> whatever your reason is. okay. what are you doing? >> we're going to take these and bake them in the oven in tin foil pouchs. >> oh, like this. >> staems together. >> for how long? >> for about 375 for about 15 to 20 minutes. >> okay. good. >> quick and easy to make. you could have whipped up a batch of these during the super bowl blackout. >> you're making sandwiches out of it? >> we unload our pact, and make your sandwiches up. >> we like to keep it nutritious as possible.
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>> that one is going to be crunchier than you might expect. >> then you can top it off with some peppercinnis. >> there's a lot of oil in there. >> leave that in the packet. >> moisture from the vegetables, kath. not oil. >> they steam up, and that's how you get your vegetables to be all nice and flavorful. >> you put some of the hot stuff on there? >> however many you want. >> looking nice. >> you are good to go. >> shall we head around back after we finish making these up? >> come on back. >> it looks delicious. >> okay. we'll go around back. >> okay. >> i want to grab this. thank you. >> what are we whipping up back here, sweetie? >> we're going to make sweet potato risotto.
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you are going to take a dutch oven and add white wine and set that to a simmer. you're going to add some diced red onion, and you're going to add -- well -- >> back off. >> i don't want to think about cooking. >> and then we're going to while that's sort of cooking, we're going to let the red onion cook down a little bit. >> uh-huh. >> we're going to mash s jeff: from a sidewalk pep squad -- >> the first minute people were staring, i was just like, oh, man. jeff: to a simple letter -- jeff: you put things out there knowing people will find them.
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>> and they do. sometimes up wish you could write a love letter to the whole entire world the jeff: plus -- >> yvette nicole brown. hello, hello! [captioning made possible by bbs television distriibution] ♪ jeff: all right, a little about me. i'm recently married. i work with my wife on this show, and i'm learning how to be a dad to two amazing kids in a blended family. i'm hosting a talk show because there's a lot to talk about. >> this is an adventure. jeff: welcome to the show. have a seat. thank you for the nice welcome today. today is about people doing small acts of kindness that are making huge changes in people's lives. i really think you're going to like the people you meet today. but first, and i'm going to welcome you